Shelly is a third generation native of Pinellas County. Shelly received her bachelor’s degree with High Honors from the University of Florida and graduated cum laude from the University of Florida, College of Law. While in law school she earned a Certificate in Family Law for a concentration in coursework that focused on marital and family law. Shelly serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Clearwater Bar Association and the Rotary Club of Dunedin North. She is a Past-President of the Young Lawyers Division of the Clearwater Bar Association and has been an invited speaker at the Florida Bar Association’s Practicing with Professionalism seminars. Shelly is a graduate of Leadership Pinellas, serves on boards and committees of several area non-profits, and regularly volunteers in the community.